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  • Farmers vs. Teachers? March 2, 2011 From the MRW Water Cooler: I don’t need a fight with the teacher’s union any more than I need one with PETA, or OSHA, or the EPA. And as the son of two teachers, I don’t need any trouble with my parents either. (Believe me, nobody want that.) But this business in Wisconsin is fascinating, and this article goes right to the ... read more...
  • Oops, I did it again… February 11, 2011 oops_copyI’d like to take a minute and tell you about Kimberly-Clark, a modest little operation in Wisconsin that’s been cleaning up our bodily fluids for the last hundred years, and mrW’s latest supporter. Kimberly-Clark makes everything from Kleenex to Kotex. (Alphabetically of course, there isn’t much between Kleenex and Kotex, but you get the idea.) They manufacture safety equipment, medical supplies, ... read more...
  • The Crumbling Infrastructure Bandwagon January 27, 2011 The-Crumbling-Infrastructur-1From Mike’s forum on Discovery: Q: Mike – I’m not on the Crumbling Infrastructure Bandwagon. It’s very much a case of a buzzword becoming truth, and like the now discredited Global Warming farce, naysayers are branded as ignorant clods. They are pitied as being blind to Undeniable Truths. Speaking from the perspective of the uneducated prol, here’s how I see it: ... read more...
  • Education Affords the Choices ~ Honorable Jobs ARE the Good Jobs January 20, 2011 Education-Affords-The-ChoicFrom the MRW Water Cooler: Q: Mike, I’m a public school teacher in Texas, one of the lowest ranking states in education. I’m doing what I can one 8th grader at a time. Would it be offensive to the people who go out and work these dirty jobs every day (yes I know I need them to keep my cozy little world ... read more...
  • San Francisco Chronicle – Q&A: "Dirty Jobs" star Mike Rowe December 13, 2010 Mike dishes the dirt and answers the questions in this column that sounds right up his alley ~ “The Poop”. Q&A: “Dirty Jobs” star Mike Rowe By Peter Hartlaub My 5-year-old son is a huge “Dirty Jobs” fan. He’s polite about it, but it’s pretty clear that star Mike Rowe is the father he wishes he had. I’ve heard a lot of Mike ... read more...
  • Mike Rowe Works Hard for Unemployed Vets November 11, 2010 Bruce Watson from AOL’s Daily Finance talked to Mike about the issues returning military face when trying to enter the work force again and how a “Reverse Boot Camp” could be beneficial. DOWNLOAD PDF read more...
  • Good Magazine: America’s Dirtiest Interview (Yet) October 12, 2010 admin-ajax-6.phpMike Rowe, the host of Dirty Jobs, is building a resource for skilled trades, sounding off about the false dichotomy of blue versus white collars, and extolling the virtue of good old-fashioned filth. As the creator and host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe has wisecracked his way through almost 300 apprenticeships at some of the country’s hardest jobs, poking ... read more...
  • Mr. Rowe Goes to Washington (and Peoria, etc.) October 11, 2010 bowling-broken-armsOctober 10, 2010 Finally home, and man am I tired. Frankly, I don’t remember the last time I felt this whipped. Then again, I don’t remember the last time I’ve been this old. Coincidence? Probably not. Looking back, I can see now that each of the last ten days required a separate part of my brain. Which is probably why nothing ... read more...
  • Podcast #4: A Prick in Congress September 3, 2010 Podcast #4: A Prick in Congress read more...
  • The Future of Farming August 26, 2010 The last time I was in Indianapolis was the summer of 2003. I remember it pretty well because I was still sulking about The Colts being moved there without my permission and not quite over their inglorious departure from my hometown of Baltimore twenty years earlier. My bitterness melted away however in nearby Plainfield at The National Chimney Sweep Training School, the ... read more...
  • Building Symmetry August 15, 2010 Funny thing about symmetry – you never know it’s going to happen until the moment it actually does, and then all of a sudden, you say things like “Well, how about that? That was very symmetrical.” Which is pretty much what happened when I heard from “Go Build Alabama.” “Go Build Alabama” is a website built to champion Skilled Labor. It’s ... read more...
  • Podcast #3: FFA, Farms, Farmers and Farming July 8, 2010 Podcast #3: FFA, Farms, Farmers and Farming read more...
  • John Adams ~ Independent, Politically Incorrect and Would Look Great on a $50 Bill June 30, 2010 img_3863_cu-e1277929983294-210x300From Mike’s forum on Discovery: Q: As we celebrate our nation’s birthday ~ the 4th of July, have you ever considered which president you would have liked to have met? — Pen   John Adams My reasons why are between the covers of McCullough’s biography on the man and his presidency, and too numerous to mention here. But for starters, he was a true ... read more...
  • Mike’s Podcast Tribute to Captain Phil Harris June 22, 2010 And for more information, visit CORNELIA MARIE read more...
  • Mike Rowe’s First Podcast – For Father’s Day No Less! June 19, 2010 Mike reads Father’s Day al Fresco Fiasco from his 2009 Father’s Day blog. Download it here, listen and then let us know what you think – should he do more Podcasts? And look for it on iTunes soon! read more...